Alpinia Ginger does well with exposure to bright light or a partially shaded area; however the ginger should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Placement. Master Bedroom, Office, Patio, Living Room. Water Habits. Alpinia Ginger requires moist, yet well drained soil.
Hedychium Ginger Lily Info. Tropical plants in the garden or in containers bring to mind snowy white beaches, dense, lush rainforests and exotic sights and scents. Hedychium is a tropical plant that is hardy in United States Department of Agriculture zones 8 to 11. For northern gardeners, butterfly ginger plants can be grown in containers and brought indoors for the cool seasons.
Ginger plants come in varieties that can be planted in full sun, full shade or partial sun and shade. Hedychiums Hedyuchiums are ornamental gingers that include the white butterfly ginger lily, which is a tropical perennial that needs to go dormant in the winter.
The species Globba winitii has mauve-purple bracts, but there are several popular cultivars in other colors. 'White Dragon' has, as the name implies, pure white bracts with the same yellow flowers. 'Red Leaf' has pinkish purple bracts and a reddish tint on the undersides of the leaves.
The genus Zingiber is native to Southeast Asia, China, the Indian Subcontinent, and New Guinea. It contains the true gingers, plants grown the world over for their medicinal and culinary value. The most well-known is Z. officinale, garden ginger.